When It's Time to Go Home

As you prepare to leave the hospital, we want to take this opportunity to thank you again for choosing Henry Ford Allegiance Health. We are well aware that you have many options for health care, and we are honored to know that you have trusted us to care for you.

If there is anything we can do to assist you in your transition from hospital to home or to assist you in your recovery, please let us know. We are always here for you.

  • Being discharged from the hospital can be a stressful time for patients and families. It may be helpful to know what to expect on the days leading up to your discharge.
  • The Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation has established the Grateful Patient Program to provide a special opportunity for patients and family members to express their thanks.
  • Evaluating the satisfaction of the patients we serve each day is an important part of how we evaluate our quality—and continuously improve.
  • Whether you want to request an appointment or review your latest test results, MyChart delivers the information you need through a convenient, easy-to-use web site.

  • Before you are discharged from the hospital, your doctor may order medications for you to take at home. If you’d like to use the Henry Ford Allegiance Pharmacy, please ask your nurse to have your prescriptions sent there on the morning of your discharge.
  • Returning home after being in the hospital 
may require making arrangements for things such as medications, medical equipment and visits by home care agencies. When possible we recommend you make arrangements to leave the hospital around 10 a.m. on the day you are discharged.

The best chance of surviving a heart attack is to act quickly. Do not wait for symptoms to go away. Call 9-1-1 immediately, and chew an aspirin while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.